Fluorite on gangue (China)
Fluorite on gangue
Fluorite on gangue (China)
Fluorite on gangue (China)
Fluorite on gangue
Fluorite on gangue (China)

Fluorite on gangue China

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Fluorite on gangue from Hunan province in China

Physical characteristics:

Dimensions: width 90mm x height 80mm.

Weight with base: 171g. 

This stone is attached to the acrylic base with a flexible mastic (easily removable).

Chemical formula and composition: Fluorite, also known as fluorite, has the chemical formula CaF2. It is composed of calcium and fluorine.

Hardness on the Mohs scale: Fluorite has a hardness of 4 on the Mohs scale.

Density: Fluorite has a density of 3.18. The higher the density, the heavier the stone for a given size.

Colour and possible variations: Chinese fluorite can present a wide range of colours, including violet, blue, green, yellow, pink and even colourless. 

Care :

Clean fluorite with lukewarm water and mild soap. Use a soft brush to remove any dirt. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. Avoid using chemical or abrasive cleaners.

Storage instructions: Keep fluorite away from direct sunlight to prevent discolouration. Keep it in a dry place, as prolonged exposure to moisture can affect its surface. Avoid knocks or scratches, as fluorite is relatively soft.

Historical anecdotes or legends associated with the stone :

Fluorite has been used for centuries for ornamental and industrial purposes. In China, it was often carved into decorative objects and amulets. The ancient Romans used fluorite to make vases and bowls. Its name derives from the Latin "fluere", meaning "to sink", in reference to its use in metallurgy to lower the melting point of metals.

Find out more about fluorite:

Read our article on fluorite in our Blog.

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